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Stephanie Daley Reviews

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February 19, 2006
This may be a film that simply speaks more to women than to men, which is fine. But its forced parallels and over-dramatic tone don't do it any favors.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 20, 2007
The movie amounts to an extended short story that progresses slowly and fades away with key questions unanswered. Ambiguity isn't necessarily interesting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2007
If ever there were a shamelessly preachy attempt to scare teen girls out of having unprotected sex, this is it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 31, 2007
Should make a sound addition to the libraries of women-centric TV outlets where such fare suitably appeals to the demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2007
For all Brougher's smart choices, her film is frequently compromised by too much tidiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
June 1, 2007
You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 26, 2007
Most persuasive as a realist family drama made by a writer-director whose forte is the accretion of quotidian detail that, as much as any crisis, tells us who her characters are.
April 26, 2007
With a calmness that bespeaks confidence, this small, spellbinding second feature by Hilary Brougher brings together two women, trapped in separate states of denial and distress, who manage to end each other's entrapment.
July 14, 2007
not a great deal that is dramatic happens in the film, but it is that accrual of small details that fleshes out who these people are.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 26, 2006
A muted psychological mystery.
April 17, 2007
Has enough impact that it's likely to open up many interesting discussions and arguments ... a hard movie to recommend to any woman who's pregnant or thinking of having kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 1, 2008
There's a rawness to [it] paints slick composition and beautiful, bleeding color on the kind of story about sex and faith that no one has told well in a while.
April 19, 2007
A cerebral, female empowerment flick which takes its cues from empathy and understanding as opposed to two-fisted testosterone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2008
Stephanie Daley stands out for Amber Tamblyn's (The Grudge 2, Joan of Arcadia) unbelievable performance in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 12, 2007
As joyless as it may be, it's still a brilliant emotional experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 22, 2007
Sobering infanticide drama is too much for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2007
Apart from Swinton's fine performance, what largely distinguishes this is Brougher's sharp narrative focus.
June 22, 2007
It's remarkable how close the director gets to these two characters, and how quietly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2007
Brougher brings a particularly female sensibility to her work. I think most male writer-directors would structure this story around choices and actions. Will Stephanie accept a plea bargain? Will Lydie push her patient into facing the truth? Will
April 20, 2007
By remaining physically and emotionally attuned to her actors rather than the considerable melodramatic heft of her story, Brougher avoids the towel-wringer this unfortunately topical story could have been.
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